Vin Diesel Talks Voicing Baby Groot In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

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We are so, so close to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 being released in theatres. I need to see this almost desperately, guys. It needs to be viewed by my eyeballs.

Of course, the one person that everyone seems most excited is Baby Groot.

Baby Groot is so adorable that I want to vomit. Just look at him! If I could pinch wood, then I would pinching those cheeks. I was hoping to see him in like some sort of baby bjorn or something. But my sense of humor is weird.

One question about Baby Groot though.

How did Vin Diesel get his voice like that? Copious amounts of helium? Electronic manipulation? Dark wizard powers?

According to James Gunn, the answer is a lot simpler than that.

“I mean, there’s a tiny amount of processing that we do on a few of our characters, but it’s very little. It’s mostly just Vin’s voice. He’s able to, you know, speak in a much higher register than he normally does.”

Well then. Go Vin.

The actor spoke about how Baby Groot differs from his larger predecessor.

“But this time he has a fun a certain naive aspect because he really is just a baby. That was so fun to play. Groot is such a fascinating character on so many levels. For this installment I needed to not only pitch up the performance, I needed to embed even more wonder than he usually possesses… and he always has a wonder about him already. So proud of the character and what James Gunn has done with him.”

Baby Groot and his friends will save the galaxy again on May 5th.

Bec Heim

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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